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Rise To Offend

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A podcast about the history of individuals that offended society and in the process changed it, each week we examine one figure each week who truly offended, some for the positive and some for the negative, and how history sees them today. Risetooffend.comEmail us at risetooffend@gmail.comfacebook.com/risetooffendtwitter @risetooffend

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A podcast about the history of individuals that offended society and in the process changed it, each week we examine one figure each week who truly offended, some for the positive and some for the negative, and how history sees them today. Risetooffend.comEmail us at risetooffend@gmail.comfacebook.com/risetooffendtwitter @risetooffend

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By orlandoDaveo - May 31 2020
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Entertaining & Informative. Cast is easy to listen to.

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Great !!

By orlandoDaveo - May 31 2020
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Entertaining & Informative. Cast is easy to listen to.

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Rise To Offend

Latest release on Jun 03, 2020

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A podcast about the history of individuals that offended society and in the process changed it, each week we examine one figure each week who truly offended, some for the positive and some for the negative, and how history sees them today. Risetooffend.comEmail us at risetooffend@gmail.comfacebook.com/risetooffendtwitter @risetooffend

Rank #1: RTO 338 Andrew Dice Clay(Part 1 of 3)

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Brooklyn born entertainer Andrew Silverstein found love as a drummer at the start of his career, but found a real audience through his comedic impersonation of John Travolta and Jerry Lewis, following his local success he took the big chance moving to Los Angeles and becoming a regular at the Comedy Store, he would find roles in TV and film as Andrew Clay while inventing the Diceman on the comedy circuit, and becoming the most controversial comic of the early 1990’s. (Part 1 of 3)

May 01 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: RTO 351 To Catch A Predator(Part 1 of 3)

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Entrapment? Sensationalized journalism? Justice?If there was one crimes society has no sympathy for it is those who harm children, and the founders of the website pervertedjustice.com exploited that disgust to great results. The controversial website would be meet with critics about the approach and their entertainment value. Despite the tactics and questions the approach was effective and this would lead to a national spotlight that would still be discussed today. Part 1 of 2

Jul 31 2019

56mins

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Rank #3: RTO 314 The Amazing Randi (Part 1)

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Conjurer, Magician, Escapologist, Skeptic. James Randi a.k.a The Amazing Randi has earned the moniker An Honest Liar by protecting the public from frauds and con man selling illusions and tricks as reality. He exposes everything from faith healers, spirit channelers, psychics, telekneitics, and palm readers. Regardless of his knowledge in deception and protecting those uneducated to these tricks, a public unwilling to listen has always been his hardest trick despite the goal of helping and protecting the world from those with evil, and on occasion deadly actions.

Oct 24 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: RTO 373 The Joker (Part 1 of 3)

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No supervillain has ever infected popular culture more than The Joker, and his ideals and personality always molded to the society in which he was apart, with a dangerous social message that people related to. From his birth 80 years ago as a homicidal clown to modern times, his impression on the youth and the disenfranchised has only become more rabid, and as each incarnation of him fades into obscurity the mirror he held up to audiences often reflected more than just a comic book villain. Part 1 of 3

Jan 29 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: RTO 361 Marilyn Manson (Part 1 of 3)

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The birth of the last greatest shock rocker in America could have only came from the soil of Mid West Americana. Brian Warner would be indoctrinated in a culture that would never accept him and his passion for artistry, but he found friends and acceptance through his records and music. The power of intelligence and the limits to defeat fear would create his theatrical alter ego Marilyn Manson, and the music he would create in South Florida would eventually point all media attention and blame at him as he became the scapegoat and antichrist for the soil that forever owned his youth. Part 1 of 3

Oct 10 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #6: RTO 346 John Callahan (Part 1 of 2)

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The story of John Callahan goes against any expectations set for someone who suffered his fate, through a single panel cartoon he would incite people with anger or laughter, and gain notoriety for his unique sense of honesty, despite a wasted youth and a tragic accident he would become a voice that would resonate and create a viewpoint that was cynical and all walks of life were fair game. A local legend in Portland, Oregon he would soon be known across the world despite many trying to stop his voice, and become a passion project for the Robin Williams. Part 1 of 2

Jun 26 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #7: RTO 350 Henry Rollins (Part 3 of 3)

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By 1994 Henry Rollins had established himself and his band, Rollins Band, on the brink of breaking through the alternative music landscape, and the follow up to The End of Silence would change his profile across music, but it was his commitment to his spoken word and transition as a actor that would put him on the main stage. Reinventing himself through each decade his performance and personality would become iconic for honesty and what it can represent through art. Part 3 of 3

Jul 24 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #8: RTO 365 Marilyn Manson (Part 3.5 of 3.5)

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After the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque the mystique behind one of Heavy Metal's most prolific figures was fading, the fame would follow him in ever motion he made, and public relationships became as much the focus of his career as his music, throughout the voice of reason to the disenfranchised, was turning inward and the art was becoming secondary, and the stage show would be faltered by substance abuse and a rotating cast of musician, setting up a comeback to the genre he was a legend in. Part 3.5 of 3.5

Nov 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #9: RTO 362 Marilyn Manson (Part 2 of 3)

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When Marilyn Manson released its first album to the world it didn't leave the impression or hype behind the act as they hoped for, the hype was still there behind to co sign of NIN frontman Trent Reznor, but the traveling act needed its own identity and vision, and taking art and performance to an extreme with no compromise would soon redefine them, and behind a performance that would ignite debate and fear across the globe, they would release an album that matched the performance art that would shock and change a generation of teenagers, and introduce the Antichrist the youth could relate to.
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Oct 17 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #10: RTO 353 To Catch A Predator(Part 3 of 3)

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Ratings would go through the roof for To Catch A Predator, and to maintain the shows exciting for fans would take the show to a questionable ethical place. Which breed the question do people who want to hurt children really deserve any sympathy or consideration? Is taken them down and its entertainment valve something that should be questioned? Is there a line when you are protecting children through entertainment? All these questions would eventually decide the fate of the show and the moral dilemma would be argued until this day. Part 3 of 3

Aug 14 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: RTO 334 Larry Clark's KIDS (Part 1 of 2)

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A film like first time director Larry Clark’s KIDS can not be made without major barriers to be broken down in the film industry and America, this week we breakdown the films and movements that HAD to happen to allow KIDS to be made, the culture and revolution that happened before it allowing audiences to be impacted, and the mainstream Hollywood film that presented a different outlook to the world. These would just be a few stepping stones to creating a film that would exploit a counter culture and youth to the masses. Part 1 of 2

Mar 26 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: RTO 368 Ronda Rousey (Part 1 of 2)

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Full contact sports was always dominated by the testosterone that many felt fueled it and it would be scene as a violent act that was exclusive to men, but as MMA rose and the appeal of the sport needed something more to save it, the star power would come from a female and the fans would be enthralled by something they never saw before and would embrace it with as much hate as love. Ronda Rousey was that game changer and the mainstream embrace would come with a mighty price as she took the sports world be storm. Part 1 of 2

Nov 29 2019

58mins

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Rank #13: RTO 352 To Catch A Predator (Part 2 of 3)

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Respected News Journalist Chris Hansen was on board to create segments with the Perverted Justice team, and he would be able to bring it to a mass level because of his ties to major network NBC. The segments would be controversial at the start but the entertainment value and ratings that followed would erase any serious thoughts of what the possible outcome could be. Opening a door to push any boundaries in the name of taking down a pedophile. Part 2 of 3

Aug 07 2019

56mins

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Rank #14: RTO 339 Andrew Dice Clay (Part 2 of 3)

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"DiceMania” infected the world in 1989 and controversy, protestors, and boycotts followed. Fighting to maintain the audience and appeal that he earned from his decade of work in Hollywood, he would give himself the blue collar mentality, and despite fellow comics and critics telling the world he was a waste of time, and a villain to morality, his audience would demand and follow him throughout the 90’s, but at a certain stage the "Diceman" needed to find a new audience to survive, and would try to change his public persona. Part 2 of 3

May 08 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: RTO 359 Jackass (Part 1 of 2)

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Skate culture in the late 90's became a counter culture with its own sense of humor, and leading underground magazine Big Brother was pushing the boundaries of low brow content. When Johnny Knoxville pitched the idea of trying self defense equipment on his self something clicked, and across the states in West Chester, Pennsylvania Bam Margera and his crew were releasing skate culture videos under the CKY banner and when the two united, and audience would embrace it, some would even die trying to mimic it, but it would change comedy, culture, and TV forever. Part 1 of 2

Sep 25 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #16: RTO 364 Marilyn Manson (Part 3.0 of 3.5)

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The world was his after the release of Mechanical Animals, and rock n roll had a new star that would scare parents and empower the youth, but with the image and rage behind him the media would make him the easiest finger to point at. The career trajectory would halt after a tragedy the would leave 15 students dead and Manson as a scapegoat, but in the wake of the negative media attention, instead of backing down, he would release his most powerful statement and fight against the lies associated to his namesake and band. Part 3.0 of 3.5

Nov 06 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #17: RTO 369 Ronda Rousey (Part 2 of 2)

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The MMA world could not ignore the dominance of Ronda Rousey, and despite UFC President Dana White stating he would never have women fight in the Octagon he was forced to realize he was walking away from a star athlete. Ronda Rousey changed the sport forever and single handedly put female MMA into the mainstream. A truly dominate force that would have to be questioned and attacked after defeat, but without any doubt change sports forever. Part 2 of 2

Dec 19 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: RTO 341 Ol' Dirty Bastard (Part 1 of 2)

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Russell Jones aka Ol' Dirty Bastard had a unique personality and voice that had not been represented in the Hip Hop community, embracing all the darkness around him in his neighborhood and youth, he would find a new way to represent living in the moment and embracing the lifestyle of addiction and recklessnesses to an art form. The destructive nature brought rhymes as unique and honest to seminal group Wu Tang Clan, and the demons he had made him special but were demons nonetheless. Part 1 of 2

May 22 2019

55mins

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Rank #19: RTO 342 Ol' Dirty Bastard (Part 2 of 2)

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After the success of Wu Tang Clan's debut album, ODB received fame and notoriety immediately for the colorful character he represented, but his talent was shown on the groundbreaking solo record Return to the 36 chambers, and at that point the rap game would take a hard turn to being second to the character, Drugs, alcohol, and women would be vices that would overpower him in the moments of life and as consequences piled up his legacy would be would be much more about his self destruction than his talent. (Part 2 of 2)

May 29 2019

1hr 7mins

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RTO 382 Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus (Part 2 of 2)

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Scumdogs of The Universe was released on January 8th, 1990 and the reaction would be immediate, the Slave Pit team that created this ultra offensive metal band of space aliens would get reactions from all. Dave Brockie would lead the charge and continue to create art that disturbed, took no prisoner, and took a made as laugh at everything wrong. The concept of GWAR would truly take perseverance through the years and as each album release would continue, line ups would change, musical trends would change, but there was only one GWAR, and only one Dave Brockie. The alter ego of Oderus Urungus would take on a life of its own and 30 years later the legacy of what was created at Richmond Dairy and its mastermind that kept it alive still stand true. Part 2 of 2

Jun 03 2020

1hr 25mins

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RTO 381 Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus (Part 1 of 2)

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Dave Brockie was an outsider but a leader among those in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The punk rocker that would turn to music while attending VCU would immerse himself in underground art and culture at the abandoned Richmond Dairy Building, and as the years went on he would create a stage experience and world with the help of many in that culture. Becoming Oderus Urungus frontman of the Heavy Metal trailblazers GWAR. Part 1 of 2

Apr 25 2020

52mins

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RTO 380 William Friedkin's Cruising (Part 2 of 2)

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Protestors were lined outside of the movie theater on Feb. 7th, 1980 to picket the film that would incite violence against homosexuals, but after the scathing reviews by critics, audiences seemed to be indifferent. All the dangerous hype that the movie had during the filming and advertising all went away, but despite the film failing at the box office, it would still be linked to a notorious crime 7 months later and the fears of the gay community would come to fruition. Part 2 of 2

Mar 26 2020

1hr 12mins

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RTO 379 William Friedkin's Cruising (Part 1 of 2)

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Few Films had an entire community protest it during filming like William Friedkin's Crusing.Red Flag after red flag wold go unnoticed by the filmmaking team as they would create one of the most controversial films of the 1980's. The gay community would claim the film promoted murdering gay people and associated and entire community with a subculture of the leather bars and sex clubs. Between all this actor insanity actor Al Pacino would tackle the lead role and almost ruin his A list status after the release of the film not due to the controversial nature but due to how awful the final product was and his performance would be seen by movie critics. Part 1 of 2

Mar 20 2020

58mins

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RTO 378 John Walsh (Part 3 of 3)

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After the success of America's Most Wanted John Walsh would use his status on television to start getting laws changed in America to protect children from predators. Championing Amber Alerts, the sex offender registry, and Code Adam he would help establish and save many children with laws implemented across the 50 states of America. After the cancellation of America's Most Wanted the fire behind John Walsh would still burn and he would recruit his son as the voice for the voiceless in justice, and the Walshes would keep cracking the impossible case to give justice to those who lost hope. Part 3 of 3

Mar 12 2020

1hr 8mins

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RTO 377 John Walsh (Part 2 of 3)

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Fighting Back against the system that allowed his son's murderer to not face justice, John Walsh and his wife Revé would change legislative in America forever so nobody would experience what they did. After changing laws across America a new television station FOX would come to John Walsh with a proposition that would allow him to help others get the justice he never did, and the legacy of America's greatest manhunter and the proof of the power of Television fighting crime would begin. Part 2 of 3

Mar 05 2020

1hr 6mins

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RTO 376 John Walsh (Part 1 of 3)

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The American dream will always be something that can years to earn, and many pieces have to fall into place. The Walshes followed the rules and had that dream for 6 and a half years until a series of tragic events lead to one of the most heartbreaking tragedies we as human can imagine, shattering their world completely. The choice to be swallowed into the abyss seemed logically but instead John Walsh and his wife Revé would make sure their tragedy didn't happen to others and keep the honor and legacy of their son Adam forever in America. Part 1 of 3

Feb 27 2020

59mins

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RTO 375 The Joker (Part 3 of 3)

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After the revolutionary performance by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight the world we be presented the most definitive and frightening vision of the Joker. His philosophy would motivate deranged individuals to mimic him in the real world and the insane laughter became all to real too many families grieving from the actions of a few, but the worlds love affair with understanding the super villain would not be quenched until he was presented more human than ever. Part 3 of 3

Feb 11 2020

47mins

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RTO 374 The Joker (Part 2 of 3)

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By 1989 the comic book character and super villain in the Batman Universe would finally get a big screen performance by Jack Nicholson. The performance would define the iconic comic book villain, and despite critical acclaim going to Mark Hamill's voice work on the animated series, nobody would take the task of challenging Nicholson. Then art House filmmaker Christopher Nolan would envision the universe and attach Heath Ledger to tackle the role, and the world would change as his philosophy didn't just motivate anarchy it inspired it in real life. Part 2 of 3

Feb 05 2020

1hr 3mins

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RTO 373 The Joker (Part 1 of 3)

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No supervillain has ever infected popular culture more than The Joker, and his ideals and personality always molded to the society in which he was apart, with a dangerous social message that people related to. From his birth 80 years ago as a homicidal clown to modern times, his impression on the youth and the disenfranchised has only become more rabid, and as each incarnation of him fades into obscurity the mirror he held up to audiences often reflected more than just a comic book villain. Part 1 of 3

Jan 29 2020

1hr 1min

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RTO 372 LAPD C.R.A.S.H Team (Part 3 of 3)

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The 77th Division would ignite into a full scale riot after the acquittal of 4 police officers, the Crash Team would then turn against thier oath of protecting the streets, and be hired hands by Death Row Records leader Suge Knight. The Crash Team under employment of Suge Knight would be part of the cover up on the murder of the death of rival artist Notorious B.I.G. and the LAPD would have to protect themselves after the Crash Team would turn on themselves and the department creating the biggest scandal in LAPD history. Part 3 of 3

Jan 23 2020

1hr 12mins

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RTO 371 LAPD C.R.A.S.H Team (Part 2 of 3)

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After Operation Hammer and the glorification of Compton through the rise of Gangsta Rap the L.A.P.D. had lost control and became a renegade force in poverty stricken areas of South Central, L.A. The community that was stricken with violence, drugs, and theft was unwilling to side with police or assist. Racial profiling, police brutality, and excessive force was a day to day and part of the culture, and then it was caught on tape for the world to take notice of the horrific place this street war had reached. Part 2 of 3

Jan 16 2020

54mins

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RTO 370 LAPD C.R.A.S.H Team (Part 1 of 3)

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Distrusting the Police has been passed on from generation to generation at this point in time, but the most controversial special team that poured gasoline on the fire was that of the LAPD C.R.A.S.H Team. The Anti- Gang Unit that would be seen as another Gang in the Rampart Division of Los Angeles left a legacy as tainted as the hoodlums they were trying to protect citizens from. When art started to imitate life the legacy and stories of the team would change culture in America and law enforcement forever (Part 1 of 3)

Jan 08 2020

1hr 5mins

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RTO 369 Ronda Rousey (Part 2 of 2)

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The MMA world could not ignore the dominance of Ronda Rousey, and despite UFC President Dana White stating he would never have women fight in the Octagon he was forced to realize he was walking away from a star athlete. Ronda Rousey changed the sport forever and single handedly put female MMA into the mainstream. A truly dominate force that would have to be questioned and attacked after defeat, but without any doubt change sports forever. Part 2 of 2

Dec 19 2019

1hr 26mins

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RTO 368 Ronda Rousey (Part 1 of 2)

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Full contact sports was always dominated by the testosterone that many felt fueled it and it would be scene as a violent act that was exclusive to men, but as MMA rose and the appeal of the sport needed something more to save it, the star power would come from a female and the fans would be enthralled by something they never saw before and would embrace it with as much hate as love. Ronda Rousey was that game changer and the mainstream embrace would come with a mighty price as she took the sports world be storm. Part 1 of 2

Nov 29 2019

58mins

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RTO 367 Silent Night, Deadly Night (Part 2 of 2)

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Critics showed venom, parents would protest, and a major studio would go into full damage control mode after the release of Silent Night, Deadly Night, as the demand for the film became bigger and bigger due to its controversy, the creators would still try and bury it. The ad campaign would be the center of all the negative attention but the producer would find a way to get the product out in people hand, and America would show the importance of keeping the character of Santa Claus pure for their children. But audiences wanted to watch the killer Santa and the legacy would continue on for over two decades of this classic 80’s slasher. Part 2 of 2

Nov 20 2019

58mins

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RTO 366 Silent Night, Deadly Night (Part 1 of 2)

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The Christmas spirit was a special and sacred time for children in America, and Santa Claus was the mythical figure that represented that special time, but in the 1980's slasher films were becoming viewed as a major market and Tri-Star pictures wanted in on the trend, and their advertising plan for a Santa Slasher would be meet with rage and protest, causing an outrage from parents and critics that nobody saw coming. Part 1 of 2

Nov 13 2019

53mins

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RTO 365 Marilyn Manson (Part 3.5 of 3.5)

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After the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque the mystique behind one of Heavy Metal's most prolific figures was fading, the fame would follow him in ever motion he made, and public relationships became as much the focus of his career as his music, throughout the voice of reason to the disenfranchised, was turning inward and the art was becoming secondary, and the stage show would be faltered by substance abuse and a rotating cast of musician, setting up a comeback to the genre he was a legend in. Part 3.5 of 3.5

Nov 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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RTO 364 Marilyn Manson (Part 3.0 of 3.5)

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The world was his after the release of Mechanical Animals, and rock n roll had a new star that would scare parents and empower the youth, but with the image and rage behind him the media would make him the easiest finger to point at. The career trajectory would halt after a tragedy the would leave 15 students dead and Manson as a scapegoat, but in the wake of the negative media attention, instead of backing down, he would release his most powerful statement and fight against the lies associated to his namesake and band. Part 3.0 of 3.5

Nov 06 2019

1hr 21mins

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RTO 363 Marilyn Manson (Part 2.5 of 3)

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Following up the culture impact of Antichrist Superstar was just one of the challenges faced by Marilyn Manson when he went back into the studio for the first time without Trent Reznor. What he would create would be the antithesis of his past work, and be seen as a new chapter in a unpredictable theatrical performer. Part 2.5 of 3

Oct 22 2019

32mins

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Great !!

By orlandoDaveo - May 31 2020
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Entertaining & Informative. Cast is easy to listen to.

Unavailable?

By gregggoh - Dec 18 2019
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Seems interesting but it says temporary unavailable?